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Reduced Body Mass Index

June 24th, 2019


Body mass index <18.5
  • Associated with Being Underweight

  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Vitamin deficiency - scurvy, rickets
  • Bone marrow suppression - anaemia, thrombocytopaenia, immunosuppression
  • Cardiac - arrhythmia, MI
  • Neurological - cognitive impairment, peripheral neuropathy, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
  • Muscle wasting
  • Endocrine - osteoporosis, amenorrhoea
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